Dian Picard, Executive Director for the Massachusetts Avenue Project on "Building the local community through food, urban farming, and entrepreneurship," in Buffalo, NY. Presented at the Association for Community Design 2009 Annual Conference.
Abstract: A central challenge presented in contemporary communities is making it possible to access affordable, healthy and environmentally responsible food in every neighborhood, regardless of wealth. This condition profoundly effects public health and quality of life. Panelists will discuss projects and initiatives which have been successfully implemented to make food available through community agriculture as well as retail channels and discuss ideas about strategies that might be tried.